Tag: tempranillo

A Quick Review: Run Rafa Run Arién and Tempranillo from Spain

Run Rafa Run Airén and Tempranillo 2018

Today I’m reviewing the value wine category with the Run Rafa Run wines from Spain.¬† Both of these wines are under $12 a bottle in BC.¬† The label is playful with a bull chasing a man with a red scarf,…

Recommended Wines from Around the World at VanWineFest 2020

Recommended wines from around the world during VanWineFest 2020

Although France was the theme country this year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, there was a great contingent of wineries from around the world and from BC to pour their wines for us.¬† Below are wines that I enjoyed…

Exceptional CUNE Wines from CVNE in Rioja, Spain

CVNE red wines from Rioja

Who Is CVNE? Compa√Ī√≠a Vin√≠cola del Norte de Espa√Īa (the Northern Spanish Wine Company) CVNE was founded in 1879 in the town of Haro in Rioja, Spain by 2 brothers.¬† This is the 140th anniversary of this winery, which is…

A Plethora of Wine Gems from the Vintage West Portfolio for You

Vintage West portfolio of wines

One of the perks of being a wine writer is an invitation to a portfolio tasting from a wine agent.¬† The agency can bring out winery principals in some cases, who you can have a chat to about their wines.¬†…

My Spanish Wine Picks from VanWineFest 2018

Dynamic Spain seminar flight of wines at VanWineFest 2018

Did you know that Spain‚Äôs wine heritage is at least three thousand years old?¬† Yet, you may not know much about Spanish wine, except for perhaps Rioja red wines and Spanish Cava.¬† Tempranillo is the best-known grape from Spain, being…

DYNAMIC SPAIN Seminar at VanWineFest 2018

Spain has had a long history of winemaking, from classic Riojas, newer Mencia from Bierzo, to Cavas¬†and more. During the Vancouver International Wine Festival, I and several other attendees joined Master of Wine, Barbara Philip¬†to explore a wide range of…

Enjoy the Wines of Cellers Baronia del Montsant at VanWineFest 2018

Cellers Baronia del Montsant logo

Who Is Cellars Baronia del Montsant? Private initiative of Xavier Canals, winemaker and owner of¬†Bodegas Baronia del Montsant¬†began¬†in¬†the mid-90s with the desire to achieve a dream:¬†to¬†find an ideal area to produce high quality wines. And it is here, where he…